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Police (Negotiator) add texting to crisis negotiation arsenal

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Source: Tyler Morning Telegraph-Kalamazoo, MI

May 12, 2014

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    "This doesn't have to go down like this."

    Again, nothing.

    "Do you need anything? Water? Food?" Wells tried after another minute.

    Finally, a reply.

    "Water," Cook wrote.

    "As soon as he wrote water, I thought, 'OK, I can work with this,'" Wells recalled later. "We'll get something figured out."

    Wells asked Cook to roll down his window so an officer could toss a bottle of water into his SUV, which was disabled by tire-popping spikes laid by police.

    "This guy throws like a girl," Wells texted, fishing for Cook's state of mind.

    "Thanks. He does throw like a girl," Cook wrote afterward.

    Then a smiley face.<snip.

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